Penn’s Practice Punisher ReturnsJuly 5th, 2013
Several times, Joe was lucky enough to be just feet away from Adrian Clayborn when he went one-on-one with Buccaneers offensive tackles during training camp of his rookie season.
Damn, Clayborn was practicing with the intensity of a man possessed, or a man who chugged three Red Bulls just for fun. Clayborn was ferocious coming after Donald Penn and many others, and Clayborn kept his motor revved– in games and practice — until he blew out his knee last September.
In a mere 20 days — 20 days! — Clayborn is set to the return to the practice field with no restrictions. And, per Greg Schiano, Clayborn has reworked his body in a good way and a Pro Bowl season is the goal.
This is not lost on Donald Penn, who took to Twitter recently to remind Bucs fans that Clayborn drives him to new heights.
@DPENN70 – At my boy
@Geralcdini93 wedding wit my boy who gets me better everyday at practice @AJaClay bout 2get it lol
Clayborn returning with a mission and Penn in the best shape of his career should make for more fun stuff in training camp, and hopefully make both players better.